XAMPP

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Not to be confused with XMPP, a messaging protocol.
XAMPP
Xampp logo.svg
Developer(s) Apache Friends
Stable release 1.8.3-5 / August 22, 2014; 4 days ago (2014-08-22)
Operating system Cross-platform (Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X)
Type WAMP, MAMP, SAMP, LAMP
License GNU GPL
Website www.apachefriends.org/index.html

XAMPP (/ˈzæmp/ or /ˈɛks.æmp/[1]) is a free and open source cross-platform web server solution stack package, consisting mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MySQL database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages.

Etymology[edit]

XAMPP's name is an acronym for:

Requirements and features[edit]

XAMPP requires only one zip, tar, 7z, or exe file to be downloaded and run, and little or no configuration of the various components that make up the web server is required. XAMPP is regularly updated to incorporate the latest releases of Apache, MySQL, PHP and Perl. It also comes with a number of other modules including OpenSSL and phpMyAdmin.

Self-contained, multiple instances of XAMPP can exist on a single computer, and any given instance can be copied from one computer to another.

It is offered in both a full, standard version and a smaller version.

Use[edit]

Officially, XAMPP's designers intended it for use only as a development tool, to allow website designers and programmers to test their work on their own computers without any access to the Internet. To make this as easy as possible, many important security features are disabled by default.[2] In practice, however, XAMPP is sometimes used to actually serve web pages on the World Wide Web[citation needed]. A special tool is provided to password-protect the most important parts of the package.[3]

XAMPP also provides support for creating and manipulating databases in MySQL and SQLite among others.

Once XAMPP is installed, it is possible to treat a localhost like a remote host by connecting using an FTP client. Using a program like FileZilla has many advantages when installing a content management system (CMS) like Joomla or WordPress. It is also possible to connect to localhost via FTP with an HTML editor.

The default FTP user is "newuser", the default FTP password is "wampp". The default MySQL user is "root" while there is no default MySQL password.

Components[edit]

XAMPP 1.8.3-5 for Windows, including:[4]

  • Apache 2.4.10
  • MySQL 5.6.20
  • PHP 5.5.15
  • phpMyAdmin 4.2.7.1
  • FileZilla FTP Server 0.9.41
  • Tomcat 7.0.42 (with mod_proxy_ajp as connector)
  • Strawberry Perl 5.16.3.1 Portable
  • XAMPP Control Panel 3.2.1 (from hackattack142)

XAMPP 1.8.3-5 for Linux, including:[4]

  • Apache 2.4.10
  • MySQL 5.6.20
  • PHP 5.5.15
  • phpMyAdmin 4.2.7.1
  • OpenSSL 1.0.1i

XAMPP for Mac OS X [4]

Major Component Versions in XAMPP Releases[edit]

XAMPP Apache MySQL PHP 5 PHP 4
1.6.0 2.2.3 5.0.33 5.2.1 4.4.5
1.6.0a 2.2.4 5.0.33 5.2.1 4.4.5
1.6.1 2.2.4 5.0.37 5.2.1 4.4.6
1.6.2 2.2.4 5.0.41 5.2.2 4.4.7
1.6.3 2.2.4 5.0.54 5.2.3 4.4.7
1.6.3a 2.2.4 5.0.45 5.2.3 4.4.7
1.6.4 2.2.6 5.0.45 5.2.4 4.4.7
1.6.5 2.2.6 5.0.51 5.2.5 4.4.7
1.6.6 2.2.8 5.0.51 5.2.5 4.4.8 (RC2)
1.6.6a 2.2.8 5.0.51a 5.2.5 4.4.8
1.6.7 2.2.9 5.0.51b 5.2.6 4.4.8
1.6.8 2.2.9 5.0.67 5.2.6 4.4.9
1.7.0 2.2.11 5.1.30 5.2.8 -
1.7.1 2.2.11 5.1.33 5.2.9 -
1.7.2 2.2.12 5.1.37 5.3.0 -
1.7.3 2.2.14 5.1.41 5.3.1 -
1.7.4 2.2.17 5.5.8 5.3.5 -
1.7.5 2.2.21 5.5.15 5.3.8 -
1.7.7 2.2.21 5.5.16 5.3.8 -
1.8.0 2.4.2 5.5.25a 5.4.4 -
1.8.1 2.4.3 5.5.27 5.4.7 -
1.8.2 2.4.10 5.5.39 5.4.31 -
1.8.3 2.4.10 5.6.20 5.5.15 -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview with Kai Seidler from the XAMPP project". MySQL AB. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  2. ^ "apache friends - xampp for windows". Apachefriends.org. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  3. ^ "XAMPP for Linux". Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  4. ^ a b c "Apache Friends". apache friends. 2014-04-10. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 

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